So, this one’s a little strange: David Cage and Quantic Dream’s simultaneously moving and artistic or annoying and pretentious (depending on who you ask) cinematic PlayStation 3 adventures, Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, are getting re-released on PlayStation 4 as a collection disc, and Heavy Rain is getting its own digital port to Sony’s present console via the PlayStation Store. The collection is getting released virtually everywhere: Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, and Asia (though Japan specifically is uncertain)… except in North America and the United States.

Yup, state-side the only new thing we’re getting is the digital PlayStation 4 port of
Heavy Rain. The fact that I had to do a double-take upon reading that really goes to show how much we in the U.S. (or at least I) take our games for granted. Maybe our collective American “meh” towards Beyond: Two Souls finally got to them.

In any case, the release dates for everything are as follows. The collection disc and
Heavy Rain digital port are coming to mainland Europe on March 2nd, to the UK on March 4th, and to Latin America on March 1st. Something called “Heavy Rain and Beyond Two Souls PS4 Disc Bundle” which may or may not be different than Heavy Rain & Beyond: Two Souls Collection, is coming to Asia alongside the digital Heavy Rain on March 2nd (Japan excluded,”More info shortly“), and little ol’ North America is getting just the Heavy Rain digital release on March 1st.

Why it’s all going down like this, I couldn’t tell you, but it sure is interesting! As an aside, I’ll remind everyone that PlayStation 4 games are
not region locked.

Source: DualShockers

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Barry Herbers
I write editorials here at Gamnesia and occasionally some news (though far less often than I used to). Here's some of my work, long-form game essays, if you have any interest in that sort of stuff: The Amount of Content in a Game Has Nothing to do with its Price A Game's Atmosphere is Defined by its Mechanics, Not its Aesthetic The Witcher 3's Introduction is Terribly Paced and Too Restrictive of its Players I'm looking forward to The Last Guardian (had it pre-ordered since 2010), Rime, Night in the Woods, and Vane. If I had a niche, it would probably be the somewhat higher fidelity indie games, as take up most of the spots on that list. I'm also developing a no-budget video game with a friend, and you can follow me on Twitter (@TheVioletBarry) to hear about that and anything else I feel like saying. Film, games, it's that sort of stuff.


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